Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, June 13, 1958
Local Man's Rites Will Be Sunday
William R. Terhune,  86, died Thursday afternoon, June 12, 1958, at Major Hospital.
Residence:  26 E. Pennsylvania St.
Widely known local man, operator of Terhune Business College here; formerly operated schools in Indianapolis, Texas, Missouri and New Hampshire
S/o  Mr. and Mrs. Barnett Terhune, born December 24, 1871, Rush County.
Shelbyville resident for 50 years.
Formerly taught at local high school.
Married  Grace Sanders; she died August 4, 1957.
Surviving:  children  Mrs. Alice Williams, Shelbyville,  William Terhune, Muncie; three grandchildren; three sisters  Mrs. Grace Hood  and  Miss Emma Terhune, Milroy, and  Mrs. Myrtle Harrison, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Member of the First Methodist Church.
Murphy Mortuary, with Rev. s. J. Cross officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

June 12, 1958 W.R. Terhune Dies; Founder of College Shelbyville, Ind. (Spl.) William R. Terhune, 86 years old, founder and operator until 1957 of the Terhune Business College with branches at Shelbyville and Indianapolis died yesterday in Major Hospital here after an illness of two months. Mr. Terhune operated the Shelbyville college for about 40 years and the college at Indianapolis about 25 years. In 1957 after the death of his wife, Mrs. Grace Sanders Terhune, the colleges were closed. A native of Rush County, Mr. Terhune operated business colleges in Texas, Missouri and New Hampshire before opening the two schools in Indiana. He formerly taught business courses in Shelbyville High School for several years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Murphy Mortuary at Shelbyville. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Alice Williams of Shelbyville; a son, William Terhune, of Muncie, three sisters, Miss Emma Terhune and Mrs. Grace Hood of Milroy, and Mrs. Myrtle Harrison of Kalamazoo, Mich. and three grandchildren. Grandpa Terhune taught at the Shelbyville High School - I found him in the 1915 and 1916 Squibs. He had a school in Indianapolis for quite a number of years. It was downtown in an office building on the Circle. I'm sure he had established himself in Shelbyville by 1913, when I found this notice in the Farm Journal Directory: Terhune, William R. prof Shelbyville Business College 12 East Broadway My Grandma also taught school. Before she married, she taught at Major. After she and Grandpa married, they both taught at the business school. If you'd like to read more about them (and their families) I did an article for my blog, Ancestors of Shelby County, Indiana. It might be helpful. (I wrote it for my Terhune cousins who had very little information about the family) Here's the link for the article:
An  Unidentified  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Aug. 4, 1957
Mrs. Terhune
Dies at Hospital
Operator of Business
College Dies at 72
          Mrs. Grace Terhune, 72, associated with the local Terhune Secretarial College for 27 years, died at Major Hospital Sunday morning.  She had been seriously ill for 12 weeks and hospitalized four weeks.  Her home was at 26 East Pennsylvania St.
          The daughter of  John and  Jane (Dubois) Sanders,  Mrs. Terhune was born in Marion Township December 13, 1884.  In 1918 she was married to  William R. Terhune  who operated a secretarial school in Indianapolis for several years.  Surviving with the husband are two children,  Mrs. Alice Williams  of this city and  William Terhune  of Muncie.  There are three grandchildren and also surviving are two sisters and two brothers,  Mrs. Ruby Cossairt,  Mrs. Pearl Illingworth  and  Perce Sanders of this city and  Homer Sanders  of Blue Ridge.
          Mrs. Terhune was a member of the First Methodist Church.  Her funeral will be held at the Murphy Mortuary Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. S. J. Cross officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary.
Contributed by Judy Williams

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